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Last edited 03 Aug 2020
The Building Regulations define thermal elements as:
...a wall, floor or roof (but does not include windows, doors, roof windows or roof-lights) which separates a thermally conditioned part of the building (“the conditioned space”) from— (a) the external environment (including the ground); or
(iii) where this paragraph applies, conditioned to a different temperature,
NB Manual to the Building Regulations, A code of practice for use in England, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in July 2020, defines a thermal element as: ‘a material that contributes to the thermal performance of a building’s thermal envelope, such as any element of a wall, floor or roof but not a door or window. Thermal element is defined in Regulation 2(3) of the Building Regulations.’
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